» Programs - Cross-Cultural Center

The goals and content of these programs center around personal dignity, diversity, equity, civility, and global citizenship. Through experience and knowledge gained from Cross-Cultural Engagement, students will:

  • Engage with one another respectfully and with civility
  • Strengthen their own framework of ethics and values
  • Approach lifelong learning with compassion and open-mindedness
  • Connect with a sense of global  responsibility and unity
  • Build just, caring, and accepting communities

One of the most critical aspects of a student’s college education is being able to live and learn in a welcoming, supportive and safe environment. Chapman focuses on developing and maintaining this valuable facet of student experience through Cross-Cultural Engagement.


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Breaking Ground

Breaking Ground is a multifaceted program established to provide students a resource for diversity and equity training on campus on a variety of topics. Breaking Ground allows students to access a resource that allows them to become better agents of change through proactive education.
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Diversity & Equity Awards & Graduation Reception

In collaboration with the University Program Board, this event highlights some of the amazing work that’s done by students, staff and faculty at Chapman who are working toward greater inclusivity, sustainability, and positive local and global social change. Graduating seniors connected to the social justice community are recognized in this celebratory dinner in the spring of each year.